New Bike Day - 2022 Trek Checkpoint SL6 eTap

Merv Merpson | Sun 10th Jul 2022 09:24

Treks Checkpoint SL6 etap is the jack of all trades bike in the Trek lineup. Part gravel racing machine, part commuter, part bike packing. Whatever you want to do with it, it'll work. Durand from Evo's new bike showed up and we took the chance to grab some photos of this epic before it becomes not so new...

The Checkpoint SL 6 eTap is a carbon gravel bike designed to take you to places you'd never reach on a standard road bike. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a smart and smooth SRAM Rival AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, nimble-yet-stable progressive geometry and internal storage and loads of mounts make this bike a true gravel powerhouse and a great choice for serious all-road adventurers.


Durand has been waiting a while for this one! After placing an order at the start of 2022, it wasn't until July it arrived in NZ due to global manufacturing and shipping constraints brought on by Covid-19. Now that the wait is over, and the bike is built up, he's excited to throw a leg over and put the bike through it's paces.

While this bike is designed predominantly for gravel adventures, it serves just as well as a fast and versatile commuter. Based in Nelson, Durand has access to a massive network of local cycle trails as well as an expansive forestry road network. This bike will get a thrashing on everything from pavement to single track, and every gravel road in between!

Wide, flared, Bontrager Elite Gravel bars.
Flush headset with integrated internal cable routing.
Candy red, sparkly paint job. Surely the fastest colour available?
No cables. Wireless 1x drivetrain.
SRAM Rival, 40T chainring.
A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear.
No front derailleur! Smooth & simple 1x12 SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain.
500 Series OCLV carbon fibre.
Seemless bag integration. Checkpoint comes with bolt on mounts everywhere!
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